University of NSW
Paul H Hughes is a renowned refractive surgeon in Australia gaining his BSc and MBBS from the University of NSW in Sydney, Australia. He introduced the early refractive procedures into Australia and was one of the first ophthalmologists to have his own private refractive suites, an ophthalmic centre of excellence (Southline eye centre). He has made the journey from Refractive Keratectomy (RK) through Automated Lamellar Keratoplasy (ALK) to Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) then to laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with the excimer laser and is now using the femtosecond laser (Visumax) to perform 3rd generation refractive surgery Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Hughes has published many peer reviewed papers and spoken regularly at international ophthalmic meetings over the years. As a refractive surgeon he is very aware of the importance of Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) and its effect on excellent surgical outcomes.